VERBOTEN! (1959, USA)
directed by: Samuel Fuller

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IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052354

Submitted by John C on 2006-10-12

John C's comment:
Directed by Samuel Fuller


Name:
BCU
CU
MCU
MS
MLS
FS
LS
Other
Number of shots:
1
80
51
100
34
43
143
50
Length(min):
0.03
3.75
6.76
21.49
3.14
4.2
10.36
36.49
ASL(sec):
1.5
2.8
8
12.9
5.5
5.9
4.3
43.8
MSL 1.5 2.3 3.4 3.7 4.1 2.8 3 23.2
MSL/ASL
1
0.82
0.43
0.29
0.74
0.48
0.69
0.53
StDev 0 2.1 15.9 35.5 4.6 11.5 3.8 60.3
Min 1.5 0.7 0.8 0.8 1.6 0.9 0.6 1.3
Max 1.5 12.2 104.3 302.7 23.1 73.9 22.4 331.1
CV 0 0.74 2 2.76 0.84 1.96 0.87 1.38
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Users' comments:

Author: Yuri Tsivian Date: 2006-10-17

This is John's second attempt after his The Unruly Hare at taking advanced shot scale measurements. One thing that the two graphs have in common is that the closer the shot the shorter its ASL. As to their numeric weights, here LS and MS prevail (FS is the prevailing shot scale in The Unruly Hare). If we choose "Yes" in the "Color code?" box we'll discover an amazing concentration of medium close-ups (the red group) some 58 minutes into the film and a high concentration of long shots (green) within the first 3 minutes and at the end. It is not clear what John subsumes under the "Other" category (in the Hare, too), one needs to hear from him (or re-watch the film with this graph in mind), but its weight is quite noticeable here. Note also the unusually wide cuting swing (Standard deviation 28.2 seconds)and the unusual length of the longest take (5.5 minutes).

Author: John C Date: 2006-10-20

As Yuri noted, there is a large number of "Other" shots here. In this category, I included deep focus static shots, with actors of equal dramatic weight positioned at different distances from the camera lens, and also long take, moving camera shots with actors changing their distances (and thus their shot sizes) during the shot.


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